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Women’s Basketball: Oilers outlast No. 22 Yellow Jackets in 2 OT

CEDARVILLE — It took two overtimes, but the University of Findlay women’s basketball team finally outlasted Cedarville University 92-83 in a battle of Great Midwest Athletic Conference unbeatens Saturday.
Both teams entered with lengthy win streaks.
Findlay (9-1, 6-0 GMAC) upped its run to nine in a row while Cedarville (8-2, 3-1) saw its seven-game streak come to an end.
Anna Hintz scored 11 of her career-high 31 points in the two overtime periods. She also swatted a personal-best five blocks, grabbed nine rebounds and made three steals.
The Oilers took control in the second overtime period with scores on their first four possessions to go up 86-78 with 2:26 to go.
Haley Horstman pulled up for a jumper for the first bucket and, after three Cedarville misses, Hintz worked her defender under the hoop for a layup.
She quickly got another in the paint off a feed from Jenna Stegmaier.
Hintz, a 6-foot-2 junior forward, continued to assert her dominance by drawing a foul inside and knocking down both free throws.
The Yellow Jackets never came within five points again.
Cedarville’s Baylee Bennett scored a game- and career-high 32 points in large part to her 8-of-11 shooting night from beyond the arc.
She played a pivotal role in helping her team come from as many as 16 down in the second quarter.
Bennett recorded 19 of her total in the third and fourth quarters, firing and making all five 3-point shots.
Cedarville finally took its first lead since its opening bucket at 70-69 on a Regina Hochstetler 3-pointer with 1:49 to go in regulation.
But with 3.9 seconds left out of a timeout, Hintz got fouled on a 3-point attempt, made the first two but missed the last with the game deadlocked at 71-71.
Hochstetler’s shot at the buzzer rattled in and then out as time expired.
Neither team led by more than three points in the first overtime period.
UF’s Kendyl Hinton worked around a Lynsey Englebrecht screen at the foul line and drove for an uncontested game-tying lay-in with 1.3 seconds to go.
Englebrecht totaled 17 points with five 3-pointers and a career-high nine rebounds.
Horstman, who played all 50 minutes, added 21 points and six assists. Stegmaier ended with 14 points.

FINDLAY (9-1, 6-0 GMAC)
Hintz 9-17 12-15 31, Stegmaier 5-8 3-4—14, Horstman 8-15 4-4 21, Englebrecht 6-15 0-0 17, Ellerbrock 0-1 4-6 4, Hinton 2-2 0-0 4, Molnar 0-0 0-0 0, Thobe 0-0 0-0 0, Puthoff 0-0 1-4 1. TOTALS: 30-58 24-33 92.
CEDARVILLE (8-2, 3-1 GMAC)
Williams 0-4 0-2 0, Watterworth 3-7 0-0 6, Bennett 12-17 0-0 32, Hochstetler 3-15 6-6 15, Holm 4-9 2-4 10, Huffman 4-9 0-0 9, Johnting 0-4 2-2 2, Buckley 3-4 3-4 9. TOTALS: 29-69 13-18 83.
3-Point GOALS: Findlay 8-20 (Hintz 1-3, Stegmaier 1-2, Horstman 1-3, Englebrecht 5-12); Cedarville 12-23 (Bennett 8-11, Hochstetler 3-8, Holm 0-1, Huffman 1-1, Johnting 0-2).
rebounds: Findlay 39 (Hintz & Englebrecht 9); Cedarville 35 (Buckley 9).
ASSISTS: Findlay 16 (Horstman 6); Cedarville 15 (Hochstetler, Holm & Huffman 4).
STEALS: Findlay 10 (Hintz 3); Cedarville 7 (Bennett 2).
BLOCKS: Findlay 6 (Hintz 5); Cedarville 5 (Williams 3).
TURNOVERS: Findlay 16; Cedarville 16.
TOTAL FOULS: Findlay 18; Cedarville 24.
FOULED OUT: Findlay (Ellerbrock); Cedarville (Williams & Watterworth).
HALFTIME: Findlay, 41-32.